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東 京 の わ び さ び


tokyo wabi - sabi

東 京 の わ び と さ び


“Greatness” exists in the inconspicuous and the overlooked details. Wabi-Sabi represents the exact opposite of the western ideal of great beauty as something monumental, spectacular, and enduring. Wabi-Sabi is not found in nature at moments of bloom and lushness, but at moments of inception or subsiding. Wabi-Sabi is not about gorgeous flowers, majestic trees, or bold landscapes. Wabi-Sabi is about the minor and the hidden, the tentative and the ephemeral: things so subtle and evanescent they are invisible to vulgar eyes. – leonard

koren

Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

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is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.


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is a beauty of things modest and humble.


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is a beauty of things unconventional.


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suggests that beauty is a dynamic event

that occurs between you and something else.

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Beauty can spontaneously occur at any moment given the proper circumstances, context, or point of view.


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Beauty is thus an altered state of consciousness, an extraordinary moment of poetry and grace.


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Things wabi- sabi are expressions of time frozen.

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can in it fullest expression be a way of life.


Š 2011 Photography and design by jen

allender

Excerpts from Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by leonar d

koren


Tokyo Wabi Sabi  

Wabs sabs, tokyo

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